Plans for a second Injured Jockeys Fund rehabilitation centre – similar to the highly successful Oaksey House in Lambourn – are advancing.
Site enabling work has begun on Jack Berry House in Malton, North Yorkshire, and the professional team appointed.
The first brick will be laid in November and Jack Berry House is scheduled to open its doors in the autumn of 2014, the Injured Jockeys Fund’s 50th anniversary year.
A single story state-of-the-art-building, it will include a gym, hydrotherapy pool, treatment rooms and respite accommodation.
Lisa Hancock, of the IJF, said: “We are very excited that work is underway on Jack Berry House and that, within the next 12 months, we will see the North with its own rehabilitation centre for jockeys. Fundraising is now beginning in earnest and we hope that the local as well as the wider community will continue to offer such great — and very much appreciated — support.”
The core professional team working on the project is made up of architects Townscape Ltd, property and construction consultants LHL Group, quantity surveyors Derek Kershaw Partnership and local structural engineers Maltech.
Plans for Jack Berry House will be prominently on display in The Milton Room at the Malton Open Day on 25 August.